Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NDP to increase funding to women's centres: Platform announced today

Today at noontime, the provincial New Democratic Party launched its platform for the 2009 Nova Scotia election. In the section addressing rural infrastructure and communities, the party has announced a plan to "increase and stabilize funding for Transition Houses and Women's Centres" with a $500,000 budget. Also included is a commitment to put $1,200,000 into creating "250 subsidized child care spaces" (the entire platform is available at http://ns.ndp.ca/assets/nsndpcommitmentslores.pdf).

This means that two provincial party leaders, Stephen McNeil and Darrell Dexter, have both come out in support of women's services. Let's keep the momentum going and see what the other leaders and candidates have to say!

1 comment:

  1. $500,000 and $1.2M stand alone as large sums of money. I am curious to how these numbers stack up to a) other proposed funding and b) the amount that is truly needed.

    Does anyone have these figures?